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Up, Up, and Away
Monday, May 24, 2010      5 comments

2010 has been a good year already. I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism in late February and started on medication. From the beginning, I started to feel better and have more energy. At the end of April, I began the Couch to 5K running program... Read more
Pushing Limits
Friday, May 21, 2010      3 comments

Today was another day of pushing the limits. That makes twice in the last few weeks and I need to do it more often. It is good for me to push my limits and my insecurities. Makes me stronger. Today a friend drove me in his pick up to p... Read more
A Great Mistake
Monday, May 17, 2010      9 comments

I made a mistake. A great mistake. I hopped on the treadmill and put the iPod ear plugs in and chose Robert Ullrey’s podcast. Everything was going okay and I made it through the first three minute run with no problem. I can do this. The nex... Read more
Middle of Week Three
Saturday, May 15, 2010      3 comments

5/15/10 Week 2 Day 2 finished. ((((Looked back in my calendar and it must have been Day 3)))) Not as difficult at day 1 and my breathing and form were pretty good, but I was ready to stop when it was over. I am hoping that day 3 wil... Read more
Run on/Phone Off
Tuesday, May 11, 2010      7 comments

Just finished Week 2 Day 1! It was easy and I was even dancing on the treadmill between runs! Felt really good. To the person who said that the podcasts really help, a big thank you. They do. They keep you up beat and it helps to run to the... Read more
Monday, May 10, 2010      6 comments

I was frustrated this morning. I got on the treadmill for my C to 5K practice and had two phone calls within 12 minutes. When the second call came, I finally quit. Only got in three of the run sessions. Now I need to figure out when, how to get ... Read more
Vitamin D & Bone Density
Thursday, March 25, 2010      5 comments

After some research, it seems that my increased bone density may have been caused by the increase in Vitamin D all last year. For most of last year, doctors were trying to determine the cause of my skin problems (hives & dermatitis) . At firs... Read more
Stronger Bones
Wednesday, March 24, 2010      6 comments

The results of my recent bone density test shows a 9% increase over last test about 10 years ago. Sounds good to me. Doctor’s office is mailing me a copy of the report ... Read more
Thursday, March 18, 2010      3 comments

Laundry is going. Housekeeper is due soon. I need coffee. I need to move today. Exercise and photograph combined. Might make getting out in the cold, grey easier. Maybe not. We'll see.... Read more
Cautiously Optimistic
Monday, March 15, 2010      5 comments

I seem to be sleeping better and longer and feeling more energy. Perhaps the thyroid medicine, the lower carb/higher protein and fat and the extra exercise really will help me lost these unwanted pounds and feel more normal.... Read more
Saturday, February 27, 2010      6 comments

My blood work at my annual physical last Thursday, showed that I have Hypothyroidism and my doctor has put me on a thyroid medicine. Now I have to change the way I take my other medicines and eat. The thyroid medicine needs to be taken in the ... Read more
Boot Straps Found
Sunday, November 01, 2009      3 comments

My boot straps have been found in the way of Spark friends here. Multiple encouragements and one challenge from a dear friend who has just gone through BC treatments and is ready to begin her fight toward a healthy and happy life. She is off ... Read more
Boot Strap Search
Saturday, October 31, 2009      5 comments

Here I am at the end of yet another month and I haven’t made the progress I wanted to make. I am trying to find my boot straps because I desperately need to pull myself up by them. I fell into a slump and haven’t exercised and then quit w... Read more
Thursday, October 15, 2009      5 comments

Confession Time - I had gained weight this week. It seems that every time I eat away from home as in the luncheon I had last Tuesday, my weight jumps up. May be salt. But as with today, it usually goes back down. The problem is that I have o... Read more
SP Nutrition Rant
Friday, September 18, 2009      2 comments

I hate it when you can't find what you need in the nutritional files. I put pinto beans on my salad for lunch today and there is no way to figure out the differences in canned bea... Read more

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